Leider wurde die komplette Tour aus Krankheitsgründen abgesagt. Die Tickets können dort zurückgegeben werden, wo sie gekauft wurden. Hier das Statement der Band:
I'm very sad to inform you that I'm not capable of doing the upcoming Germany-tour.
It's been a strange and extremely frustrating year for me trying to find out why my body hurts, and why I'm so extremely tired and unfocused. After many appointments with my doctor she fortunately has excluded all danger of physical diseases,
which is very relieving, but she has confirmed that I am burned out though. So I'm going to get professional help to drop everything, and relearn how to think about time and life. I guess the lyrics for "Count The Days" was a warning for that I was doing something wrong.
My mind is hungry for touring but my body is giving me loud and clear signals to STOP.
So mission for me is to get better and when ready start to replace the whips and pressure, with playfulness and joy.
Cause that's were inspiration and music lives.
I hope you understand and don't give up on me.
André und Nils bilden das Synthpop duo BEYOND OBSESSION und feierten erste Erfolge mit ihrem ersten Studioalbum "Listen, Learn and Speak", welches mit frisch klingenden Melodien in Kombination mit der gefühlvollen Stimme des Sängers Nils begeistern und überzeugen konnte.
Die spannungsgeladene Atmosphäre, die durch den brillanten Gesang zusammen mit eingängigen Elektropopsounds das komplette Spektrum des Synthpops abzudecken scheint, wurde auch auf dem zweiten Album "Pieces of Machinery" fortgeführt und ausgebaut.
Mit dem 3. Album MOMENTS OF TRUTH, welches 2016 erschienen ist, erreichte der einzigartige Sound ihren vorläufigen Höhepunkt!
Gefühlvolle Balladen mit ihrer textlichen Qualität und Tiefe regen zum Nachdenken an und beweisen, dass BEYOND OBSESSION nicht nur tanzbare und hymnenhafte Songs produzieren können, sondern dass auch emotionale und berührende Songs zu ihrem Repertoire gehören.
Auch live verstehen es BEYOND OBSESSION ihr Publikum zu begeistern und in ihren Bann zu ziehen (z.B. als Support für SOLAR FAKE und AND ONE, bei Einzelshows oder Festivals, z.B. dem AMPHI Festival).
Sweden has a long tradition of electronic sounds, from the first experimental concerts of ”data machine music”, arranged by the arts organization Fylkingen in the early 1950's to the super-commercial EDM of the 2010’s. Very few artists have been able to combine an adventurous sonic approach and a pop sensibility as well as Kite. They've created a dark wonderland of droning synthesizers and throbbing beats, full of majestic melodies that often draw comparisons to bands like Ultravox or Japan. Kite's concerts – featuring spectacular lights, breathtaking projections and cat statues shooting laser beams from their eyes – have given them a reputation as one of the best live bands not only in Sweden but in the entire world.
Kite was formed in 2008 by singer Nicklas Stenemo, who grew up in the small town Växjö and started his career in groups like Melody Club and The Mo, and keyboard player Christian Berg who came from the even smaller town Tranås and was a member of many bands, most notably Strip Music. ”Ways to Dance”, the opening track of Kite's first EP, was an instant club hit. By putting out EP's instead of an album Kite have developed an ”all killer, no filler” approach to music making.
After six EP's their repertoire contains so many great songs that it's becoming increasingly difficult to compile concert setlists that satisfy all the fans. But Kite are less interested in performing their hits than in creating a sense of astonishment. In the fall of 2015 Kite performed four concerts at Cosmonova, the planetarium of the Swedish Museum of Natural History. The band was joined by dancers, and guest singers Anna von Hausswolff, Nicole Sabouné and Simon Olsson (from the experimental rock band Silverbullit) and were given overwhelming reviews. The critic from Dagens Nyheter, Sweden's biggest morning newspaper, declared it the best concert he had ever seen by any Swedish artist: ”Projected on the dome over our heads are marching skeletons, hummingbirds in slow-motion, bomber aircrafts on a purple sky, lunar craters, the snow-covered peaks of Himalaya, neon shimmering nebulas and a space baby à la Kubrick's '2001'. The Native American dream catcher dangling from Christian Berg's synthesizers must have been switched to reverse.”
During the past year, Kite has toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Germany, as well as performing at the Monsoon Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2017, they band will release their new single ”Demons & Shame” in February and a seventh EP in August. Their dark dreamscapes will undoubtedly enthrall thousands of new listeners.
In Sweden they have been called ”the best thing you can experience live” and ”Kite is the best pop music that has come out from Sweden since The Knife”.